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Cafe L’Europe welcomed 120 attendees at Joseph Phelps Wine Dinner

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Cafe L’Europe welcomed 120 attendees at Joseph Phelps Wine Dinner

On January 18, 2017, Cafe L’Europe hosted Joseph Phelps Vineyards for a 120-person wine-pairing dinner.

Food, wine, and friends = the ultimate good-time trifecta






The meal, prepared by Cafe L’Europe’s Chef Rolando Casillas, was a five-course phenom, with inventive plates like 5-spice lobster over decadent spinach souffle, maple-cured duck breast, and bleu cheese-stuffed wine-soaked pear.


Wine and conversation flowed freely on Wednesday night at Cafe L’Europe.







The Napa Valley blend was a celebration of the 40th anniversary vintage of the vineyard’s flagship wine.






The wine, though, took center stage.

A wide variety of wines were served throughout the evening, but the star of the show was the 2013 Insignia blend.

With Cafe L’Europe’s owner and general manager, Ron Milton, hosting the dinner, all 120 guests had their fill of food, fun, and libations.









Guests cleansed their palates between courses with Chef Rolando’s homemade raspberry sorbet.















Keep your eyes peeled for the announcement of next month’s wine dinner – a very special Valentine’s celebration.

Which world-class winery will we host next?







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Join Cafe L’Europe for the Inaugural French Wine & Dine Weekend!

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Charcuterie platter, fried stilton, seasonal berries garnish

2014 Chateau Labadie


Poached pear spinach salad, pickled onion,

candied pecans, warm bacon dressing

2012 Chateau Labadie


Grilled Swordfish, roasted potatoes, spicy Poblano and mango salsa

2014 d’Arsac


Pecan crusted pork loin, lingonberry sauce, seasonal vegetable garnish

2010 d’Arsac


Boneless braised short rib, parsnip puree, fried spinach

2014 Peyredon Lagravete


Peach Tart a la mode

Served with espresso shot

$110++ per person

941.388.4415 ext. 4




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Cafe L’Europe’s First Annual Holiday Party for Staff and Families

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Merriness abounded at Cafe L’Europe’s first official staff party, hosted by owners Ron Milton and Joe Balzano. Delicious food, succulent wines, raffles and dancing ensued.

Mr. Milton and Dr. Balzano generously raffled off gift cards, wine and a romantic evening at the Ritz-Carlton, which were met with great excitement by winners and supporters alike.

The staff of SCENE Magazine, Mr. Milton’s sister venture, was also in attendance, as were friends, kids and spouses of management and staff.

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Cafe L’Europe will be hosting Joselph Phelps Vineyards this January

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Exclusive Event

Limited Seating – Call Today to Reserve!


On January 18, 2017 at 6:30 p.m., Cafe L’Europe will host Joseph Phelps Vineyards at our monthly wine dinner.

Celebrating the 40th vintage of the vineyards’ flagship Insignia wine, this exclusive event will feature an opening reception followed by a magnificent 5-course meal prepared by Chef Rolando Casillas.


Reservations are required.

941.388.4415 ext. 4

 $175 per person

plus tax & gratuity
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What Does the Holiday Season Mean to You?

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What Does the Holiday Season Mean to You?


For many of us, the holidays are for family, friends and festivity. That being said, why stress and slave over the menu when you still have to go last minute gift shopping, decorate and pick up grandma and grandpa from the airport? If you haven’t yet perfected the art of roasting a turkey with your mind (because who has time to learn?), you needn’t worry – you just need a helping hand. But…who? Who has the expertise to whip up a stellar holiday meal, serve drinks and clean up after?


I’m not talking about Rosie the robot from the Jetsons. Better – the Café L’Europe catering team. Our team brings the magic to your event – impeccable food, professional service and spotless cleanup. The passion shows in each of our team members; your satisfaction is what we crave!


Dates are filling up quickly, so give us a call at 941.388.4415 ext. 4 to check availability. Once the Café L’Europe team is on board, you’ll be free to worry about other things – like keeping in-laws civil, pets under control and kids on their best behavior.


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